Rediscovering Values

. . In the pages of this book, Wallis provides us with a moral compass for this new economy—one that will guide us on Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street.

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Author: Jim Wallis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439183175

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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When we start with the wrong question, no matter how good an answer we get, it won’t give us the results we want. Rather than joining the throngs who are asking, When will this economic crisis be over? Jim Wallis says the right question to ask is How will this crisis change us? The worst thing we can do now, Wallis tells us, is to go back to normal. Normal is what got us into this situation. We need a new normal, and this economic crisis is an invitation to discover what that means. Some of the principles Wallis unpacks for our new normal are . . . • Spending money we don’t have for things we don’t need is a bad foundation for an economy or a family. • It’s time to stop keeping up with the Joneses and start making sure the Joneses are okay. • The values of commercials and billboards are not the things we want to teach our children. • Care for the poor is not just a moral duty but is critical for the common good. • A healthy society is a balanced society in which markets, the government, and our communities all play a role. • The operating principle of God’s economy says that there is enough if we share it. • And much, much more . . . In the pages of this book, Wallis provides us with a moral compass for this new economy—one that will guide us on Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street. Embracing a New Economy Getting back to "the way things were" is not an option. It is time we take our economic uncertainty and use it to find some moral clarity. Too often we have been ruled by the maxims that greed is good, it’s all about me, and I want it now. Those can be challenged only with some of our oldest and best values—enough is enough, we are in it together, and thinking not just for tomorrow but for future generations. Jim Wallis shows that the solution to our problems will be found only as individuals, families, friends, churches, mosques, synagogues, and entire communities wrestle with the question of values together.

Rediscovering Values Coming to Terms with Postmodernism

Among the victims of this reductionistic enterprise are the features of objects and aspects of events that fill our common world—namely, the values that, ...

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Author: Hugh Mercer Curtler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315503523

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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The author's primary purpose in this short book is to clearly define the nature of value and restore it to a central place in discussions of ethical and aesthetic problems. He begins the book with a broad cultural perspective on the issue of postmodernism in general, then takes a closer look at recent attempts to reduce values to evaluation, to deny their objectivity. The central chapter focuses on the question, "What Is Value?" after which Curtler discusses values in the fine arts and literature, concluding with the question of values in education.

Rediscovering American Values

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Author: Dick DeVos

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 0452277582

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 767

A compassionate celebration of such traditional ideals as fairness, honesty, humility, service, and leadership shows them to be alive and well and explains how they can be incorporated into one's personal and professional life. Reprint.

Rediscovering Value

The resource dimension doesn't just overshadow the value dimension—it obliterates it eventually. • Some people have a strong need to maintain an “us versus ...

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Author: Geary A. Rummler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470933374

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

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"To paraphrase a number of philosophers, the major challenge anyexecutive or manager (and especially any CEO) faces is that his orher experience of the reality of the organization is not the sameas the reality itself. How then does an executive: 1) develop amore accurate and complete representation of the organization, 2)identify critical business issues and improvement opportunitiesacross this system, 3) design a way forward, and 4) install thefeedback and measurement mechanisms necessary to ensure theorganizational system delivers the performance and stays on course?This is where this book comes into its own." -- Michael DeNoma president and CEO, Chinatrust Commercial Bank "Every CEO (or executive managing a business) should read andunderstand Rediscovering Value if they want to effectively lead andmanage their company. Leading a company without an understanding ofthe value and resource dimensions and how to manage them is likeflying an airplane without a navigation system. The team at PDL hasdone an unbelievable job of describing the principles of anorganization and how to effectively organize, lead, and manage theenterprise. Our company used PDL's systems approach to planning andmanaging and it was like turning on the lights in a dark room. Ourpeople became process- and work-focused and morale improveddramatically as we moved away from the silo approach of running abusiness. Rediscovering Value is a must-read for anyexecutive." -- Steve Hassenfelt CEO, Granville Capital, Inc. From author of the acclaimed Improving Performance, anexploration of the concept of Value Management and technology,comes the next step resource that introduces the transformationmodel. Rediscovering Value gives a preliminary descriptionof the SOE phase, and covers the dimensions of the model. The bookdissects each phase of the model, and describes what isaccomplished along each dimension, the criteria to reach the nextphase, and the key challenges of each phase (Stabilize, Optimize,Exploit in detail). It lays out the success factors for effectiveprocess design, improvement, and management.

If the Church Were Christian

In If the Church Were Christian Philip Gulley provides a profound picture ofwhat the church could look like if it refocused on the priorities of Jesus.

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Author: Philip Gulley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061968228

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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“[Philip Gulley’s] vision of Christianity is grounded, gripping, and filled with uncommon sense. He is building bridges instead of boundaries, and such wisdom is surely needed now.” —Richard Rohr, O.F.M, author of Everything Belongs Quaker minister Philip Gulley, author of If Grace Is True and If God Is Love, returns with If the Church Were Christian: a challenging and thought-provoking examination of the author’s vision for today’s church… if Christians truly followed the core values of Jesus Christ. Fans of Shane Claiborne, Rob Bell, and unChristian will find much to discuss in If the Church Were Christian, as will anyone interested in the future of this institution.

Rediscovering America s Values

Yet , if these values are to serve both our personal and social need for direction , it is not enough to pledge allegiance to them ; we must actively imbue them with meaning . Indeed we must reclaim and recast the best of America's ...

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Author: Frances Moore Lappé

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000016893689

Category: History

Page: 325

View: 187

Asserts the need for Americans to reclaim their traditional values of freedom, democracy and fairness and offers alternatives to accepting political and economic absolutes

Rediscover Your Unique Timeless Value

This book is also constituted of my personal autobiography stories and the corresponding keys of the kingdom of God that I personally understand.

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Author: Audie Casiguran

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781543743418

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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Rediscover Your Unique Timeless Value talks about the keys (timeless principles) built-in through the message of our King Eshua (Jesus) a long time ago about his government country, the kingdom of heaven. Rediscovering his timeless message means we need to go back again from time and study and learn from his timeless teaching and realign ourselves through the value of his message. In this book are the nine reasons why right-values, specifically kingdom values, gives us purpose and meaning in our existential life. Reason no.1right values drive right behavior Reason no.2right values give right destination Reason no.3right values correct priorities and organize Reason no.4right values inspire dedication Reason no.5right values interpret vision Reason no.6right values support acceptance Reason no.7right values enable continuous learning Reason no.8right values purge old habits to unlearn Reason no.9right values empower us to engage Also, here, you will find out the purpose, priority, and the power of kingdom values, which empower you, yourself, values and concepts and influence your idea of who you are and what you can do to the world and for the better of humanity. This book helps you find your own unique timeless value, which will determine your significance and meaning of your life. This book is also constituted of my personal autobiography stories and the corresponding keys of the kingdom of God that I personally understand.

Rediscovering Values

Rather than joining the throngs who are asking, "When will this economic crisis be over?, Wallis says the right question to ask is "How will this crisis change us?

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Author: Jim Wallis

Publisher:

ISBN: 144470172X

Category:

Page: 272

View: 233

Rather than joining the throngs who are asking, "When will this economic crisis be over?, Wallis says the right question to ask is "How will this crisis change us?" He maintains we need a new normal, and this economic crisis is an invitation to discover what that means.

Authentic Leadership

This book is destined to be a classic." —Harvey Mackay, author of Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive "In Authentic Leadership Bill George shows why he is recognized as one of the world’s best corporate leaders." —Hank ...

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Author: Bill George

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 0787975281

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 320

In the wake of continuing corporate scandals there have been few, if any, CEOs that have stepped forward as models of "doing things right"—except the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Bill George. George has become the unofficial spokesperson for responsible leadership—in business, the media, and academia. In Authentic Leadership Bill George makes the case that we do need new leaders, not just new laws, to bring us out of the current corporate crisis. He persuasively demonstrates that authentic leaders of mission-driven companies will create far greater shareholder value than financially oriented companies. During George's twelve-year leadership at Medtronic, the company's market capitalization soared from $1.1 billion to $460 billion, averaging 35% per year. George candidly recounts many of the toughest challenges he encountered -- from ethical dilemmas and battles with the FDA to his own development as a leader. He shows how to develop the five essential dimensions of authentic leaders—purpose, values, heart, relationships, and self-discipline. Authentic Leadership offers inspiring lessons to all who want to lead with heart and with compassion for those they serve. Bill George helps readers answer vital questions such as: What should I do when my personal values conflict with company business values? How do I make trade-offs between the needs of my customers, my employees, and my company's shareholders? Do I really want to devote my talents to business? Authentic Leadership provides a tested guide for character-based leaders and all those who have a stake in the integrity and success of our corporations.

Rediscovering the Soul of Business

This provocative anthology addresses the plight of the human spirit in modern business.

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Author: John Renesch

Publisher: New Leaders Press

ISBN: 0963039067

Category: Business

Page: 379

View: 245

This provocative anthology addresses the plight of the human spirit in modern business.

A Political Conscience

The answers to these questions lie within the pages of this book. This is a must read for anyone interested in politics, social engineering, or the future of our country.

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Author: Michael McMurray

Publisher:

ISBN: 1707936668

Category:

Page: 118

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A comprehensive look into U.S. party politics through the lenses of morality and compassion. This is an examination of the two dominant political parties in America and their narratives on the most divisive topics dominating news headlines and social media platforms today. Does either party truly have the American people's interest at heart when developing legislation? Is there a way of determining the truth of the actions of our nation's leaders? Who truly has the moral high ground and where does that high ground even exist? There is a way to see through all the white noise of party politics and social media rhetoric. The answers to these questions lie within the pages of this book. This is a must read for anyone interested in politics, social engineering, or the future of our country.

The Papers of Martin Luther King Jr Volume II

A chronologically arranged publication of King's writings follows his doctoral work at Boston University through his first year as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, and includes his beginning years of social justice ...

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Author: Martin Luther King

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520079515

Category: History

Page: 710

View: 773

A chronologically arranged publication of King's writings follows his doctoral work at Boston University through his first year as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, and includes his beginning years of social justice efforts and marriage. UP.

Rediscovering Frank Yerby

Similar to a narrative of manners, the story relies on the author's ability to convey bourgeois societal conventions, values, and mores.

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Author: Matthew Teutsch

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496827869

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

View: 405

Contributions by Catherine L. Adams, Stephanie Brown, Gene Andrew Jarrett, John Wharton Lowe, Guirdex Massé, Anderson Rouse, Matthew Teutsch, Donna-lyn Washington, and Veronica T. Watson Rediscovering Frank Yerby: Critical Essays is the first book-length study of Yerby’s life and work. The collection explores a myriad of topics, including his connections to the Harlem and Chicago Renaissances; readership and reception; representations of masculinity and patriotism; film adaptations; and engagement with race, identity, and religion. The contributors to this collection work to rectify the misunderstandings of Yerby’s work that have relegated him to the sidelines and, ultimately, begin a reexamination of the importance of “the prince of pulpsters” in American literature. It was Robert Bone, in The Negro Novel in America, who infamously dismissed Frank Yerby (1916–1991) as “the prince of pulpsters.” Like Bone, many literary critics at the time criticized Yerby’s lack of focus on race and the stereotypical treatment of African American characters in his books. This negative labeling continued to stick to Yerby even as he gained critical success, first with The Foxes of Harrow, the first novel by an African American to sell more than a million copies, and later as he began to publish more political works like Speak Now and The Dahomean. However, the literary community cannot continue to ignore Frank Yerby and his impact on American literature. More than a fiction writer, Yerby should be put in conversation with such contemporaneous writers as Richard Wright, Dorothy West, James Baldwin, William Faulkner, Margaret Mitchell, and more.

The Values of Belonging

THE VALUES OF BELONGING:Rediscovering Balance, Mutuality, Intuition, and Wholeness in a Competitive World. Copyright © 2002 by Carol Lee Flinders. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions.

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Author: Carol L. Flinders

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062031679

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The Values of Belonging breaks new ground by examining human value systems from the perspective of how we live, not our gender. "There is a way of being in the world that recoils from aggressiveness, cunning, and greed," writes bestselling author Carol Lee Flinders. This way of being arose out of the relationships our hunter-gatherer ancestors had with the natural world, one another, and Spirit -- relationships that are most acutely understood in terms of trust, inclusion, and mutual reciprocity. This society's core values, which include intimate connection with the land, empathetic relationship with animals, self-restraint, balance, expressiveness, generosity, egalitarianism, playfulness, and nonviolent conflict resolution, are what Flinders calls the "values of Belonging." But with the Agricultural Revolution, as people took charge of what they could grow and where, the nature of human society changed. Once we could produce enough food to have surpluses, food could be bartered. The concept of ownership took on new meaning; more complex economies evolved, and with them came social and economic inequities. Qualities that had been reviled, such as competitiveness, acquisitiveness, and ambition, became under these new conditions the means to success. God underwent a transformation as well, becoming masculine, supreme, and finally located above and beyond us in the heavens. Flinders observes that these "values of Enterprise" have played a crucial role in the development of human society, having given us our passion for innovation and exploration of our world. But, whether negative or positive, the values of Enterprise, which became associated with men, overwhelmed the values of Belonging, which were identified with women. This division has impoverished us all. The values that shaped the hunter-gatherer's life reflected the need for connection, while those that fueled the Agricultural Revolution, and the subsequent rise of civilization as we know it, resulted in disconnection -- from nature, other people, and Spirit. The two value systems could not be more deeply at odds. Because the values of Enterprise have prevailed, the entire world stands in acute and perilous imbalance. And yet there are those who have managed to keep the values of Belonging alive, while successfully negotiating Enterprise culture. In this fresh look at gender relationships, Flinders moves away from the dichotomy of male as oppressor and female as victim. She sees models for a new balance in the lives of visionaries, artists, and mystics such as the Buddha, Baal Shem Tov, Teresa of Avila, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, John Muir, and Martin Luther King Jr., each of whom mirrors the essence of Belonging values for the world. This thought-provoking book adds an exciting dimension to the debate about Western values and where we are headed.

Authentic Leadership

This book is destined to be a classic." –Harvey Mackay, author of Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive "In Authentic Leadership, Bill George shows why he is recognized as one of the world’s best corporate leaders." –Hank ...

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Author: Bill George

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787969134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 748

In the wake of continuing corporate scandals there have been few, if any, CEOs that have stepped forward as models of "doing things right"—except the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Bill George. George has become the unofficial spokesperson for responsible leadership—in business, the media, and academia. In Authentic Leadership Bill George makes the case that we do need new leaders, not just new laws, to bring us out of the current corporate crisis. He persuasively demonstrates that authentic leaders of mission-driven companies will create far greater shareholder value than financially oriented companies. During George's twelve-year leadership at Medtronic, the company's market capitalization soared from $1.1 billion to $460 billion, averaging 35% per year. George candidly recounts many of the toughest challenges he encountered -- from ethical dilemmas and battles with the FDA to his own development as a leader. He shows how to develop the five essential dimensions of authentic leaders—purpose, values, heart, relationships, and self-discipline. Authentic Leadership offers inspiring lessons to all who want to lead with heart and with compassion for those they serve. Bill George helps readers answer vital questions such as: What should I do when my personal values conflict with company business values? How do I make trade-offs between the needs of my customers, my employees, and my company's shareholders? Do I really want to devote my talents to business? Authentic Leadership provides a tested guide for character-based leaders and all those who have a stake in the integrity and success of our corporations.

Rediscovering the Essentiality of Marketing

Its first part had questions about the respondent's perceived value. The second part asked them about the supplier's delivery reliability.

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Author: Luca Petruzzellis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319298771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 987

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This book contains the full proceedings of the 2015 Academy of Marketing Science World Marketing Congress held in Bari, Italy. The current worldwide business environment is leading marketing scholars and practitioners to reconsider a number of historical and current views of the marketplace and how it functions. Further, determining new marketing theories and practical methods whose effectiveness can be truly measured must be added to the list of current challenges for today and tomorrow. In such a period in marketing history, achieving and managing efficient and effective marketing actions is a necessity. Determining such actions is based on practical experience, solid theory and appropriate research methodology. The enclosed papers focus on new research ideas on vibrant topics that can help academics and practitioners gain new perspectives and insights into today’s turbulent marketplace. Founded in 1971, the Academy of Marketing Science is an international organization dedicated to promoting timely explorations of phenomena related to the science of marketing in theory, research, and practice. Among its services to members and the community at large, the Academy offers conferences, congresses and symposia that attract delegates from around the world. Presentations from these events are published in this Proceedings series, which offers a comprehensive archive of volumes reflecting the evolution of the field. Volumes deliver cutting-edge research and insights, complimenting the Academy’s flagship journals, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS) and AMS Review. Volumes are edited by leading scholars and practitioners across a wide range of subject areas in marketing science.

Faith in Politics

In Faith in Politics? the former Bishop of Oxford, Richard Harries, addresses our concerns by re-examining the roots of our political values.

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Author: Richard Harries

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000127032856

Category: Christianity and politics

Page: 142

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In Faith in Politics? the former Bishop of Oxford, Richard Harries, addresses our concerns by re-examining the roots of our political values. He considers the various strands of thought that have had a bearing on political philosophy over time, such as utilitarianism and liberalism, and how each contribute to contemporary views of the good society. He argues strongly that a Christian perspective has a distinct part to play in the shaping of our life together, and that rediscovering this perspective can help towards building a better society.

The Values Study

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Author: Connecticut. Commission on Culture and Tourism

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:154315662

Category: Arts

Page: 165

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Social Justice and Social Work

The book further conveys the importance of amplifying client voice; explores organization-based advocacy; and describes how an understanding of social justice can inform practice and outlines implications for education and practice.

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Author: Michael J. Austin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483324418

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Social Justice and Social Work: Rediscovering a Core Value of the Profession introduces and connects social justice to the core values of social work across the curriculum. This unique and timely book, edited by Michael J. Austin, presents the history and philosophy that supports social justice and ties it to ethical concepts that will help readers understand social justice as a core social work value. The book further conveys the importance of amplifying client voice; explores organization-based advocacy; and describes how an understanding of social justice can inform practice and outlines implications for education and practice.